Apex Legends Mobile vs BGMI: Which battle royale game is better?

The Apex Legends Mobile download APK was recently made available for all in India and a handful of other regions. Respawn has launched the title for users who love to play the game on the go. The Apex Legends Mobile performed surprisingly well on the majority of mobile phones out there, including the affordable Android devices. While the game manages to capture the fun and engaging shooter experience of Apex Legends, it’s yet to get all the legends, maps, and modes from the PC and console versions. That said, the Apex Legends Mobile is a fun battle royal game.

Can the Apex Mobile Legends, which reportedly became the most downloaded game in 60 countries, including India, soon after the launch, give BGMI aka Battlegrounds Mobile India a run for its money? Read on to find out:

Apex Legends Mobile vs BGMI: Compatibility

Apex Legends Mobile requires a device with Android 6.0 or above with at least 2GB RAM. On iOS, iPhone 6S or later with 4GB storage space will be able to run Apex Legends Mobile. That being said, the title seems to have performance issues on some Android devices right now.

Meanwhile, BGMI needs a device with Android 5.1.1 or higher with at least 2GB RAM, or an iPhone with iOS 9.0 or above. BGMI players have also complained about performance issues on low-end phones and have been demanding BGMI Lite for several months.

Apex Legends Mobile vs BGMI: Download size

After downloading the games and all the required assets, the total size of Apex Legends Mobile comes to 4.28GB and that of BGMI is 3.32GB. Apex Legends Mobile clearly requires a larger download and more space compared to BGMI, but the difference between them isn’t really huge. It is recommended to be on a high-speed Wi-Fi network to download these games.

Apex Legends Mobile vs BGMI: Graphics

In terms of graphics, both Apex Legends Mobile and BGMI feel on par with each other. Both games let you play at Ultra HD settings with a high refresh rate. However, low-end smartphones may have performance issues at higher graphics settings, especially in Apex Legends Mobile. While playing Apex Legends Mobile on Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G, the game lagged quite a bit in pretty much every battle royale match. Hopefully, these issues will be fixed soon, allowing players to play Apex Legends Mobile at better graphics settings.

Apex Legends Mobile vs BGMI: Gameplay

Although both Apex Legends Mobile and BGMI are mobile battle royale games, the gameplay experience is extremely different.

Apex Legends Mobile gameplay

Apex Legends Mobile is a hero shooter where you pick a character with unique tactical abilities from an expanding roster. The great gunplay and fast-paced movement make the game really exciting and it rewards players with new characters and perks to unlock. Unlike the PC and console versions of the game, Apex Legends Mobile has a perks system that lets you upgrade the existing abilities of each character.

BGMI gameplay

BGMI is the rebranded version of PUBG Mobile, which was introduced several months after PUBG Mobile was banned in India. BGMI offers the hardcore PUBG Mobile shooter experience and it has a huge player base. BGMI has a much more grounded experience when it comes to gunplay. There aren’t any abilities to assist you in gunfights, which means you rely completely on your shooting skills and positioning on the map.

Apex Legends Mobile vs BGMI: Game modes

BGMI currently has more game modes than Apex Legends Mobile. Respawn will introduce more game modes in Apex Legends Mobile in the coming months.

Apex Legends Mobile game modes

Apex Legends Mobile
  • Battle royale
  • Ranked match
  • Team Deathmatch
  • Arenas
  • Firing range
  • Tutorial training
  • Quick battle (limited-time mode)

BGMI game modes

  • Ranked battle royale
  • Unranked battle royale
  • Royale Arena
  • Team Deathmatch
  • Arena Training
  • Gun game
  • Domination
  • Assault
  • Metro Royale
  • Quick match
  • Sniper training
  • War
  • Vs AI

Apex Legends Mobile vs BGMI: Maps

BGMI has more maps compared to Apex Legends Mobile as the game had launched over a year ago. Apex Legends Mobile is expected to get new maps soon.

Apex Legends Mobile maps

  • World’s Edge
  • Market
  • Artillery
  • Overflow
  • Skulltown
  • Thermal Station

BGMI maps

  • Erangel
  • Livik
  • Sanhok
  • Miramar
  • Karakin
  • Vikendi
  • Aftermath
  • Santorini
  • Warehouse
  • Hangar
  • Town
  • Ruins

Apex Legends Mobile vs BGMI: The verdict

Both Apex Legends Mobile and BGMI offer a fantastic battle royale shooter experience. While Apex Legends Mobile is much more fun and upbeat shooter, BGMI has a more serious approach to its gunplay. Both games will get new content, events, maps, and modes soon, which will keep bringing players back to the game.